Green with Emotion is this weeks colourful theme … green, the colour of envy, jealousy. I am the first to admit that I am a highly sensitive, emotional and wishful person, but to be honest, I do my best not to be jealous in this life. If I crave something or feel the emotion of envy, I try to do something about those powerful emotions and search for that which I feel that I am lacking.
Hmmm, to post something which I’m jealous of will be a challenge. However, the option to photograph something which I want, or maybe something that someone else wants, might be an easier task.
Suresh Gundappa thoughtfully contemplates the emotions of jealousy as such:
Jealousy is nothing but deep discontentment about yourself. when you want to become what you are not then Jealousy is. Jealousy stems from greek root word which also means “yeast or being rotten”.
Jealousy is comparison. And we have been taught to compare, we have been conditioned to compare, always compare. Somebody else has a better house, somebody else has a more beautiful body, somebody else has more money, somebody else has a more charismatic personality.
Compare, go on comparing yourself with everybody else you pass by, and great jealousy will be the outcome; it is the by-product of the conditioning for comparison. Otherwise, if you drop comparing, jealousy disappears. Then you simply know you are you, and you are nobody else, and there is no need. It is good that you don’t compare yourself with trees, otherwise you will start feeling very jealous: why are you not green?